Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid adapted the squad to end Barcelona's dominance and win titles as soon as possible, having introduced fast football with counter-attacking threats which were always enjoyable to watch as a football fan.
Now let's talked about formation, Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid usually displayed a 4-2-3-1 formation with Karim Benzema up front, Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo at the wings with Mesut Ozil mostly dictating the play, finding gaps and initiating counters and also deciding the tempo, he was always assisted by Xabi Alonso.
The strategy was clear, retrieve the ball from the opposition in your half and pass it long. The five players who usually ram forward were Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel Di Maria, Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Marcelo.
The swift passing between these players never gave much time for the opposition to trackback.
A guy like Jose Mourinho was never much famous to keep much possession but he always made sure that his team attacks as soon as they win the ball. The attackers never wasted time to run forward with Marcelo joining from flanks and Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira tracking back mostly.
This type of football made players from starting eleven enjoy the game more with so much goal involvement getting added to their tally. These are stats of forwards under Jose Mourinho's iconic 2011/2012 season.
A La Liga title after four years was what the Santiago Bernabeu was rooting for and the special and delivered it in style. The 2011/2012 season will be remembered as the foundation Jose Mourinho laid upon for Real Madrid to be the most successful club rest of the decade.
Real Madrid in the 2011/2012 season broke so many La Liga records by achieving 100 points which were never done in Spanish history before but eventually they went out in the UEFA Champions League semifinals losing on penalties against Bayern Munich where all main players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Sergio Ramos missed the penalty.
Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid:
1. 178 matches, 127wins, 28 draws and 23 losses.
2. 476 goals were scored and 171 goals were conceded.
3. 1 time World's Best Club Coach.
4. 1 time La Liga title.
5. 1 time Copa del Rey.
6. 1 time Spanish Super Cup.
7. 3 consecutive UEFA Champions League semifinal appearances.
Jose Mourinho broke countless records at Real Madrid in 2011/2012 when he won La Liga.
1. Most games won: 32.
2. Most points gained: 100.
3. Most goals scored: 121.
4. Best Goal Difference: +89.
5. Most Away Win: 16.
Jose Mourinho managed to do all this during Pep Guardiola's prime Barcelona side.
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